New Zealand cricketer Henry Michael Nicholls knocked a brilliant 80 off 103 deliveries while Colin de Grandhomme smashed a quick 58 off just 28 balls to sail the Black Caps to a comprehensive five-wicket win over the men in blue in the third and final ODI clash on Tuesday.
Chasing down a challenging target of 297, Nicholes and Guptill laid out an outstanding base for the Black Caps and a late attack by Tom Latham and Grandhomme was sufficient to win the encounter.
As a consequence, New Zealand concluded a 3-0 whitewash in the series. Something India have not experienced since 1989. the last time India lost all the three matches in an ODI series was in ‘89 against West Indies.
India getting whitewashed in a series (3+ ODIs)
0-5 vs West Indies 1983/84
0-5 vs West Indies 1988/89
0-3 vs New Zealand 2019/20*
P.S. They lost 0-4 vs SA in 2006/07 with one ODI abandoned.
In the match, KL Rahul knocked his fourth career hundred to safeguard the Indian innings from a edgy circumstances and take the score to a testing 296/9
KL Rahul made 112 runs, which includes nine fours and two sixes, as he rescued India from 62/3 in the 13th over after being sent in to bat. He put on 100 runs partnership with Shreyas Iyer (62 off 63 balls) for the fourth wicket, and later on another 107 runs stand with Manish Pandey (42 off 48 balls) for the fifth wicket.